Tale of Ronin

On Ronin and Zen

The human side of the masterless Samurai is very much based on a main conflict between ninjo and giri. Their conscience and their duty. Their compassion side and the right way set by Bushido.

A Ronin is faced with such struggles daily as he has a new life now, a life as free as the birds in the summer sky.

Their most important psychological weapon, zen, made them fear nothing during combat and be the fierce warriors they are but the same concept is making them question the foundations of Bushido, mainly filial piety.

This will be experienced in Tale of Ronin as one of the main themes of the game’s narrative.

The Ronin novel explores this type of conflict very elegantly.